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post #1 of 30 Old 05-16-2008, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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WHAT TO DO FIRST for ADDED POWER?

Just bought a 1994 Ford F-250 extended cab truck from the ol'man that bought it new in 1994. This truck has the 7.3L turbo diesel, automatic overdrive trans. and I think 3.55 gears (will know for sure on Sat.). This truck is ALL stock with a 194-k mlies with all service records and new transmission installed last year. Runs and drives GREAT, but want to add a little to it and need to know where to start! kind of want to start on a budget, or I guess the best thing to do for the buck!
The powerstroke's are easy, but I have never had the regular 7.3 turbo and I am lost.
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Since no one is talking to give me some input! I started myself today. Installed a 4" straight pipe from the downpipe back with a 6" SS tip! Sounds great, increased responce when I step on it.

[SIZE="3"]Now I need to find out where to get a 3" downpipe and some type of aftermarket intake or air filter![/SIZE]
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intake in combo with your new exhaust should be next.
if you decide to put a chip/tune add some gauges as well...goodluck with your new toy

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OK! But what kind of intake kit do I buy?? I have not found anything for the turbo diesel other than a drop in replacement filter. NO CHIP OR TUNER made for these either! Only the Electronic engines!
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is your 94 an early or late 94?? if its a late 94 i would checkout dp-tuner.com for a programmer they have everything from mild/economy to wild. a good air intake would be the afe stage 2. afe is probly one of the best air intakes for the PSD. and rpmoutlet.com has a 3" and 4" downpipe for that truck as well.
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is your 94 an early or late 94?? if its a late 94 i would checkout dp-tuner.com for a programmer they have everything from mild/economy to wild. a good air intake would be the afe stage 2. afe is probly one of the best air intakes for the PSD. and rpmoutlet.com has a 3" and 4" downpipe for that truck as well.
This is NOT a POWERSTROKE! It is the 7.3L turbo diesel IDI!
I have a bunch of toy parts for 94.5 to 97 Strokers (intake kits, downpipe, superchip tuner, 2 other chips, injectors and I don't know what else) SO the parts I have now are worth nothing right now, until I get another Stroker!
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I believe he has an early 94.... its going to be tuff to get stuff for that year... i would highly suggest a DIY intake... do a search and you will find a lot of threads on how to do this mod... will cost you under 100 bucks to make your own intake... the 4" pipe is a great start.
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I check on the DIY kit now! Any ideas on a downpipe for this truck, it looks simular to my Powerstroke but the inlets don't match up.
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ya after i typed all that stuff i started wondering if it was a stroker or not. ya its gonna be extremely hard to find stuff for that truck.
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If you want more power you can turn the injector pump up. This will give you more power and a lot of smoke!!

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